Get your camera’s clicking away because we are running a lash competition, judged by well known international Lash Masters and judges.

CATEGORIES
Classic
Volume
Mega-Volume
Lash Lift and Tint
Henna Brows
Lash art - Animal Theme
For rules pertaining to each Category, see the rules by following the links above.

There are 2 sub-categories for each Category
1. Intermediate with less than 4 years lash experience
2. Expert with 4 years or more experience or if you have previously been placed in a live or online competition or you are a trainer.

DEADLINES
Online Registration and Payment Closing Date: 20th February 2020
Competition Closes with photos to be received by: 23rd February 2020
Winner Announcement: 1st March 2020 at the Lashmaster Legends Conference

PRIZES
Certificates and trophies will be awarded to the top 3 entrants in each category.
The prizes will be shipped from South Africa and each winner will be provided with a Fedex Tracking number for their prizes.

ENTRY FEES
You may enter more than one category.
Entry fees for 1 Category is US $ 25
Entry fees for 2 Categories is US $ 40
Entry fees for 3 Categories is US $ 50
Entry fees for 4 or more Categories is US $ 60

Please use the registration link to register.
Once you have registered please use the PayPal link to pay the entry fee and once this is received you will be sent the dropbox links to upload your pictures.
Entry fees are non-refundable.
We reserve the right to disqualify competitors that fail to comply with the rules.
We reserve the right to and change the name of the winners if it comes to light that a competitor competed in a lower category than her experience/status dictates.
All pictures entered into the competition may be used and published by the organiser/s in any media format with credit to the artist.
The judges decision is final and no correspondance will be entered into.
On registering for the competition, the competitor accepts the terms and conditions.

PICTURE and GENERAL RULES
Each photo file size to be a minimum 5mb as a JPG and in HIGH Resolution so that the judges may zoom-in to see your work.
No collages single photos only.
No retouching of lashes (Retouching, blurring and darkening the lashes will lead to immediate disqualification)
No watermarks, company logo, filtering or similar altering.
No editing, must be raw images, no logos or watermarks. Entries that have been edited will be disqualified.
Please send as many pictures as are required by the category rules, no more, no less.
If pictures are blurry it is not possible to judge the image and no score will be attributed to that picture.
Please do not share your work on social media before entries have been judged.
Any work that has previously been published in any media is also excluded.
All judging is done without disclosing the name of the Lash Artist.

CLASSIC RULES

No collages single photos only.
No makeup should appear along the lash line

1 X Before picture Both eyes CLOSED
Eyes closed from behind of the model head and eye patches applied to see the condition of natural lashes.

1 x Before picture (Whole Face) Both eyes
Eyes open from the front while model is seated to see the shape and the whole face.

1 X After picture Both eyes CLOSED
Eyes closed from behind of the model head without eye patches.

1 X After picture (Whole Face) Both eyes
Eyes open looking straight photo of the whole face to see the symmetry of eyelashes and shape chosen for the model face.

1 X After picture (Single Right Eye)
Each eye with model looking up.

1 X After picture (Single Left Eye)
Each eye with model looking up.

1 X After picture (Side) One eye
From the side to see the curl of eyelash extensions.

1 X After picture (Optional for Classic, mandatory for Volume)
One separating lashes showing your applied fans

Optional one additional photo to show your work at it’s best.

VOLUME RULES

No collages single photos only.
No makeup should appear along the lash line

1 X Before picture Both eyes CLOSED
Eyes closed from behind of the model head and eye patches applied to see the condition of natural lashes.

1 x Before picture (Whole Face) Both eyes
Eyes open from the front while model is seated to see the shape and the whole face.

1 X After picture Both eyes CLOSED
Eyes closed from behind of the model head without eye patches.

1 X After picture (Whole Face) Both eyes
Eyes open looking straight photo of the whole face to see the symmetry of eyelashes and shape chosen for the model face.

1 X After picture (Single Right Eye)
Each eye with model looking up.

1 X After picture (Single Left Eye)
Each eye with model looking up.

1 X After picture (Side) One eye
From the side to see the curl of eyelash extensions.

1 X After picture separating lashes showing your applied fans

Optional one additional photo to show your work at it’s best.

MEGA-VOLUME RULES

No collages single photos only.
No makeup should appear along the lash line

1 X Before picture Both eyes CLOSED
Eyes closed from behind of the model head and eye patches applied to see the condition of natural lashes.

1 x Before picture (Whole Face) Both eyes
Eyes open from the front while model is seated to see the shape and the whole face.

1 X After picture Both eyes CLOSED
Eyes closed from behind of the model head without eye patches.

1 X After picture (Whole Face) Both eyes
Eyes open looking straight photo of the whole face to see the symmetry of eyelashes and shape chosen for the model face.

1 X After picture (Single Right Eye)
Each eye with model looking up.

1 X After picture (Single Left Eye)
Each eye with model looking up.

1 X After picture (Side) One eye
From the side to see the curl of eyelash extensions.

1 X After picture separating lashes showing your applied fans

Optional one additional photo to show your work at it’s best.

HENNA BROWS RULES

 

LASH-LIFT AND TINT RULES

1 X Before picture Both eyes CLOSED
Eyes closed from behind of the model head and eye patches applied to see the condition of natural lashes.

1 x Before picture (Whole Face) Both eyes
Eyes open from the front while model is seated to see the whole face.

1 X After picture (Whole Face) Both eyes
Eyes open looking straight photo of the whole face to see the symmetry of eyelashes.

1 X After picture (Single Right Eye)
Each eye with model straight forward

1 X After picture (Single Left Eye)
Each eye with model straight forward.

1 X After picture (Side) One eye
From the side to see the curl of the eyelashes.

Optional one additional photo to show your work at it’s best.

The Judges will be looking at:
A really visible difference between the before image and the after image. (Overall Look)
Direction
Smoothness of the Curl
Inner and outer corners
Angle from the eyelid
Proportion/percentage of lashes that are curled
Fluffyness of the lashes (not clumped together)
Colour of the lashes and any stains on the skin
Colour smoothness of the tint.
Crossed over lashes or lashes that are curling too far back

LASH ART RULES

The theme is Animal.
Pictures are of head and shoulders only, no full dress costume required.
There are 2 sub-categories for the Lash Art competition
1. Intermediate with less than 4 years lash experience
2. Expert with 4 years or more experience or if you have previously been placed in a live or online competition or you are a trainer.

All work including lashes, make-up, hair and costume must be performed soley by the lash artist.
No makeup should appear along the lash line (exemption for Lash Art after photos)
Strip lash add ons are allowed for decoration purposes but not to be in replace of extensions.

1 X After picture (Whole Face) Both eyes
Eyes open looking straight photo of the whole face to see the symmetry of eyelashes and shape chosen for the model face.

1 X After picture (Single Right Eye)
Each eye with model looking up and artwork and lashwork clearly visible

1 X After picture (Single Left Eye)
Each eye with model looking up and artwork and lashwork clearly visible

1 x After picture with head and shoulders to demonstrate the overall look

LASH ART SPECIFIC JUDGING CRITERIA
Overall look (head, shoulders and hair and background if applicable)
Lash Styling and Colour Choices
Lash Decoration
Hair & Accessories
Makeup
Creativity

 

GENERAL JUDGING CRITERIA
Clean Work
98%+ of lashes should be covered (including inner and outer corners)
Lashes should not be crooked, they should lean in the correct direction
Chosen design is suitable for model’s eye shape, symmetry and face
No two natural lashes or extensions should be stuck together
There should smooth blending between length and curl changes (worth high points in Volume and Mega Volume categories)
Distance from the eyelid skin should be the same for all extensions through the lash line. Recommended distance:
Classic Extensions: 0.5mm-1mm
Volume, Mega Volume Extensions: 0.5mm- 1mm
Extensions length should be suitable for model’s natural lashes and not cause any drooping, twisting or be touching the eyebrows
Lash extensions thickness/volume of lashes in a fan should be suitable for model’s natural lashes. Refer to the below criteria for each category:

In Classic the competitor is allowed to mix the thicknesses to best suit their models lashes.
Maximum thickness allowed is 0.18 diameter. (Flat/Elipse/Clover Lashes are not allowed, only traditional classic lashes)

For Volume and Mega Volume
0.03mm – Max 12 extensions per natural lash
0.04mm – Max 10 extensions per natural lash
0.05mm – Max 8 extensions per natural lash
0.06mm – Max 6 extensions per natural lash
0.07mm – Max 5 extensions per natural lash
0.085mm – Max 3 extensions per natural lash
The more lashes used, the higher your score.

A lash extension should be attached to the natural lash securely, without lifting at the base or splitting of fan bases

Chosen design is suitable for model’s eye shape, brows and face.
No coloured lashes are to be used. (Exemption for Lash Art category)
Only black adhesive is to be used. (Exemption for Lash Art category)

Both eyes should look even in styling and fullness (excemption for Lash Art category)

For volume and mega-volume the distance between each extension in the fan must be even. Closed fans will lead to point deductions. Thin and neat bases.

Style, length and curl should complement model’s face shape, overall quality of workmanship will also be judged here.